Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dwayne Norris
Right-winger Dwayne Norris played 20 NHL games in the 1990s. He was better known in international circles for his play on the Canadian national team and in the German Bundesliga.

The native of St. John's, Newfoundland played minor hockey in his home town and was an underage bantam at the Canadian Midget Championship when he caught the attention of the Notre Dame Hounds. After excelling at the Saskatchewan school, Norris accepted a scholarship to Michigan State where he was a consistent scorer during his four years in East Lansing where he also served as an alternate captain and studied liberal arts.

Norris scored six points in seven games when Canada won the gold medal at the 1990 World Junior Championships. The pinnacle of the tournament was Norris' winning goal in a 2-1 win over Czechoslovakia that clinched the championship. The young forward was chosen 127th overall by the Quebec Nordiques at the 1990 Entry Draft. Norris' finest year at school came in 1991-92 when he scored 40 goals in 41 games for the Spartans and was voted on to the CCHA first all-star team and named an NCAA west first all-American. He adjusted easily to the pros by scoring 53 points in 50 games for the Halifax Citadels in 1992-93.

The Nordiques allowed Norris to suit up for the Canadian National team in 1993-94. He scored 18 goals in 48 exhibition matches then helped his country win the silver medal at the Lillehammer Olympics. After the games he returned to Quebec but spent the majority of the next two seasons with the Cornwall Royals of the AHL. He continued to toil chiefly in the minors after signing as a free agent with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In 1995-96 he scored 109 points and was named to the AHL second all-star team. Norris next opted to try his luck in Europe with Kolner Haie of Germany where he was a regular until he retired in 1998.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 55 20 34 54
1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds Cen-Cup 5 4 3 7
1988-89 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 40 16 21 37 32
1989-90 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 33 18 25 43 30
1989-90 Canada WJC-A 7 2 4 6 2
1990-91 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 40 26 25 51 60
1991-92 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 41 40 38 78 58
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 50 25 28 53 62
1993-94 Canada Nat-Tm 48 18 14 32 22
1993-94 Canada Olympics 8 2 2 4 4
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 1 1 2 4 +1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 9 2 9 11 0 13 7 4 11 17
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 60 30 43 73 61 12 7 8 15 4
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 13 1 2 3 2 +1
1995-96 Los Angeles Ice Dogs IHL 14 7 16 23 22
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 3 0 1 1 2 0
1995-96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 62 31 55 86 16 12 6 9 15 12
1996-97 Kolner Haie Germany 49 16 28 44 24 4 3 0 3 0
1996-97 Kolner Haie EuroHL 6 2 3 5 0
1997-98 Kolner Haie Germany 42 13 14 27 34 3 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Kolner Haie EuroHL 6 1 3 4 2
1998-99 Kolner Haie Germany 48 16 30 46 62 5 2 3 5 8
1999-00 Kolner Haie Germany 49 17 23 40 70 10 4 1 5 12
2000-01 Kolner Haie Germany 59 15 31 46 48 3 0 1 1 10
2001-02 Kolner Haie Germany 48 13 27 40 56 13 5 2 7 14
2002-03 Kolner Haie Germany 49 16 24 40 72 10 3 8 11 20
2003-04 Frankfurt Lions Germany 50 20 24 44 109 15 9 3 12 26
2004-05 Frankfurt Lions Germany 51 27 31 58 88 11 1 5 6 41
2005-06 Frankfurt Lions Germany 48 13 19 32 58
2006-07 Frankfurt Lions Germany 46 15 23 38 67 2 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 20 2 4 6 8


CCHA First All-Star Team (1992)
CCHA Player of the Year (1992)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1992)
AHL First All-Star Team (1995)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, November 3, 1995.
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